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The Heart to Start: Win the Inner War & Let Your Art Shine

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David Kadavy (Author)




Paperback: 138 pages
Publisher: Kadavy, Inc. (December 13, 2017)
Language: English



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"[KADAVY&aposS] LIVELY, MOTIVATING ENTRY INTO THE SELF-HELP GENRE."
--Publisher&aposs Weekly


"READ IT, THEN SHARE IT WITH A FRIEND. I LOVED IT."
--Jeff Goins, bestselling author of Real Artists Don&apost Starve


"I WISH THIS WAS THE BOOK I STARTED WITH. I DESPERATELY NEEDED IT."
--James Altucher, entrepreneur and bestselling author of Choose Yourself


Don&apost die before you make your dent in the universe. 
Do you ever feel like you have something special to offer the world? Something that only you can bring to the table?
With your unique talents, past experiences, and passions, you can make something totally new.
Is it a novel? Is it a screenplay? A Michelin-star restaurant? Maybe it&aposs the next billion-dollar app, or a world-changing non-profit.

Whatever it is, it&aposs your art. And it&aposs just waiting to get out of you. All you have to do is start.
In The Heart to Start, David Kadavy takes you through his journey from cubicle-dweller to best-selling author, showing you how to systematically break through creative resistance, overcome perfectionism, and bring your work into the world.
  • Find "The Art Inside You," and learn to see the forces that keep you from making it real. Tap into your potential.
  • Catch yourself "Inflating The Investment," and learn how to find the time tofollow your art, even if you feel like you don&apost have the time.
  • Bust through writer&aposs block by overcoming "The Linear Work Distortion."
  • Use your own procrastination to your advantage with "Motivational Judo."
The examples are woven amongst the stories of great creators. From Maya Angelou to Seth Godin. From J. K. Rowling to Steven Pressfield. You&aposll hear from a Hollywood screenwriter, a chef, and
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"Here's the thing. You need to start something, and you already know what it is. But you're afraid. You don't have enough time. You can think of a million reasons to not do this. And that's what this book will help you overcome. Read it, then share it with a friend. I loved it."
Jeff Goins, bestselling author of Real Artists Don't Starve

"I wish this was the book I started with. I desperately needed it. Fortunately, I can start again. By reading this book!"
James Altucher, entrepreneur and bestselling author of Choose Yourself

"All change starts with a single step. In The Heart to Start, David generously shares his hard-earned wisdom about how to take that first step. If you want to do more work that matters this book will show you how to begin."
Bernadette Jiwa Author of Story Driven

From Publisher's Weekly: In this encouraging guide, Kadavy (Design for Hackers), shows how to jump-start one's creativity. Kadavy uses material from his podcast, Love Your Work; entertaining metaphors; and vignettes from his life and those of a myriad of others such as a behavioral scientist, a board game creator, a singer-songwriter, and a chef to highlight the obstacles that prevent people from starting their creative projects. Original terms, such as "the Fortress Fallacy" (imagining one's project in its most ambitious possible form before even starting) and "Inflating the Investment" (overestimating how much time and energy projects will take) clearly illustrate the thinking that leads to procrastination. The practical advice and techniques that Kadavy provides for circumventing distorted thinking and ego-driven insecurities, such as "motivational judo," in which "you use the force of your own ego to kickstart your project," make it sound relatively easy to start creating, but Kadavy is careful to keep expectations realistic. Reassuring reminders not to be defeated by discomfort, perfectionism, and the fear of others' judgments, and to follow one's curiosity and passion, round out this lively, motivating entry into the self-help genre.


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But then I discovered Kadavy's work on the subject, and I slowly started to make my way to calmer waters. In Heart to Start, Kadavy distinguishes several concepts I never considered before. Just being able to label the thoughts getting in the way of my creating helped immensely. Coupled with his very actionable strategies for training the mind out of these thoughts, these ideas buoyed my mind and helped me get my business ideas out there in the world.

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I believe some of us are, by temperament, born to create. If we don't labor to transfer the contents of our inner-world into the outer-world, we will silently die a spiritual death. Then eventually, we will die a physical death, with our art still trapped inside of us.

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I particularly like the opening which tells you why you might wish to stop reading the book. That won me over. Charming.

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My next action is: Set a timer and work on a creative project that inspires me for ten minutes.@@@@

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- Ideas are FUEL not a judgement

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